Nick: A story of passion

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I came to Fanshawe last year with the intentions of graduating from the two year Culinary Management program and becoming a police officer. I spoke to quite a few recruiting officers, and each one told me to just take something I enjoy and succeed with it. I figured "why not take a program that will make me a better cook?" as it's something I'd have to do for the rest of my life, so I may as well be good at it, right?

Two weeks into my program (after my first practical kitchen lab) I fell in love with cooking. I knew that I would run my own restaurant one day. I woke up each day looking forward to going to class and learning. I found something that I'm passionate about and I can see myself waking up happy every day and actually looking forward to going to work.

Along with this I have made some of the best, most genuine friends that I've ever had as well as enough amazing memories to last me a lifetime. I came out of my shell and I've never felt like I belonged anywhere more in my life.

I can't imagine how different my life would be if I hadn't come to Fanshawe.

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